Who Is Walter Pless?

Walter_Pless

A teacher by profession, but is now in his 38th year as a football writer. Has written for "Soccer Action" (Melbourne), "Australian Soccer Weekly" (Sydney) and "World Soccer" (London), as well as for several Tasmanian newspapers. Currently contributing to "Goal!Weekly" in Melbourne and the Australian magazine "Soccer International". Played for Croatia-Glenorchy, Caledonians, Metro, Rapid and University in Tasmania, as well as in the United States of America. Coached University, Metro and Croatia-Glenorchy.

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Photo:  Glenn Campbell, FFT Board member, presenting the Victory League Trophy to South Hobart today [PlessPix]

Victory League

South Hobart 2 (L Hill 31, B Hamlett 90) beat Olympia Warriors 1 (G Ochaya 82)

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Photo:  Tilford Zebras' Adam McKeown shoots despite a challenge by Kingborough Lions United's Nick Cuthbertson [PlessPix]

Victory League

Kingborough Lions United 3 (D Kang 24, T McDonald 47, D Pearce 61) drew with Tilford Zebras 3 (A Clark 17, E Engels 19, J Ladic 84)

Glenorchy Knights 3 (A Marney 54, J Hey 63, 65) beat Launceston City 2 (N Bartlett 13, 55)

Northern Rangers 3 (S Brassington 43, N Lanau-Atkinson 47, A Rigby 88) lost to Devonport City 4 (A Gorrie 4, K Mulraney 38, M Holden 45, B Mann 61)

Southern Premier League leaders Beachside will have Alex Gordon back for their Southern Premier League clash with South Hobart at the South Hobart Oval at noon tomorrow.

But, they will miss Josh Thorpe and Taylor Neilson.

A win would put Beachside within a point of taking out the title.

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Photo:  NTC on the attack aaginst University, with Georgia Crawford (left) in possession [PlessPix]

(Southern Women’s Premier League, KGV Park, Friday, 16 August 2013)

NTC 4 (I Michael 7, S Hutchinson 44, 67 pen, M Dunbabin 60)

University 1 (J Bale 50)

HT:  2-0   Att:  50   Ref:  J Hortle

NTC:  Gavalas  -  Medwin, Painter, Marmion, Ayton  -  Johnson, Hutchinson, Michael  -  Crawford (Williams 60), Dunbabin, Graddon  (Subs:  Wedge, Blackman, Tsamassiros)

University:  George  -  Hoysted, Summers, Dunstan, Scott  -  Cropp, Tedros, Norton, Van Dongen  -  Law, Bale

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Photo:  University goalkeeper Mikalha George saves an NTC shot [PlessPix]

Southern Women’s Premier League

NTC 4 (I Michael 7, S Hutchinson 44, 67 pen, M Dunbabin 60) beat University 1 (J Bale 50)

Olympia Warriors 4 (R Cavarretta 2, S Fitzgerald 2) beat Taroona 2 (S Rose pen, L Kallonen pen)

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Photo:  A smiling Ken Morton outlines some of his plans at today's media conference [PlessPix]

You have to get up early to beat Ken Morton’s planning for football success.

Morton, coach of inaugural Victory League champions South Hobart, will have a new, tall English player in Hobart arriving today, although he will not play until next season, and Morton is already talking about a clear-out at the club of up to six or seven players before the 2014 season.

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Photo:  Olympia Warriors centre-back Chris Kumpulainen with his work van.  Will Olympia park the bus against South Hobart?  [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras have a great chance to move into second spot on the Victory League standings this weekend.

Zebras are currently third on goal-difference from second-placed Devonport City but may well displace the North-West Coast side on Saturday.

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Photo:  FFT CEO John Boulous in his new office [PlessPix]

Football Federation Tasmania today released the competition structures for 2014.

The following is the official release from FFT: